WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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Carlisle Music Society
Posted Wednesday 27 January 2016
St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle, Wed 16 March, 7.30pm

Cockermouth Harmonic Society
Posted Tuesday 19 January 2016
Christ Church, Cockermouth, 19 March, 7.30pm

The Scottish Solway and Debateable Lands
Posted Tuesday 19 January 2016
St Michael’s Church, Burgh-by-Sands, Sat 5 March, 7.00pm


Cumbria celebrates first commissioning of a ...
Posted Saturday 30 January 2016
Church leaders have officiated at the first commissioning of a mission community in Cumbria.

Church of England attendance statistics show ...
Posted Wednesday 13 January 2016
The number of people choosing to marry in a Church of England ceremony in Cumbria has ...

Archdeacon Kevin appointed new director of ...
Posted Tuesday 12 January 2016
The Archdeacon of Carlisle, the Ven Kevin Roberts, has been appointed the new Director of ...

Thanksgiving service to mark conclusion of ...
Posted Wednesday 6 January 2016
A special thanksgiving service will mark the conclusion of an international partnership ...

Bishop James’ Christmas message to value ...
Posted Thursday 17 December 2015
The Bishop of Carlisle’s Christmas message draws on the importance of relationships as the ...


The first commissioning service for a Cumbrian mission community has been held. The Binsey Mission Community covers 250 square miles taking in some of the Northern Fells up to the Solway Plain and included 12 Anglican churches and a Methodist chapel.
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GGod for All

A fresh way to help everyone in Cumbria discover more of God and His purpose in their lives, and to encourage churches to be vibrant and loving communities serving and worshipping God.

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RT @JustinWelby: You can watch my Ash Wednesday homily at @lambethpalace live on Facebook next week: https://t.co/k2h6v5hSgx https://t.co/F…5 days ago

First mission community commissioned, pray for vocations #CofECalling, churches help flood centre @carlislediocese https://t.co/ZDinBEwo4v5 days ago

February 16, Archdeacon Richard: God for All https://t.co/JaMyuyZ9YJ6 days ago

AA prayer for those affected by the Cumbrian floods

Creator God, we remember at this time all those whose homes and communities have been damaged by flooding in Cumbria.

In the name of Jesus we give thanks for the courage and dedication of the emergency services who have come to the help and rescue of all in need.

We celebrate the kindness of neighbours in caring for the most vulnerable.

Lastly, we ask in the power of your healing Spirit to rebuild not just the physical communities which are coping with many problems today but also to give us a sense of trust in your goodness through the kindnesses of one another, in Your Holy Name.